College Biology Studies Osmosis and Membrane Function

In groups of two the students will observe the life process of plants and their membrane's functions.

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In College Biology students hope to learn about the minute functions of the world around them. Even in a tiny cell the process of osmosis determines whether an entire organism will thrive. Today the students experimented with plants and sugar water to see how a plant cell would absorb the liquid.

With such a day ahead of them, Mr. Smalley makes time to explain concepts like Osmosis and then during the second half of class allow the students to see for themselves with a mini lab to help complete the lesson for the day. Without a block schedule, such lesson plans would be impossible. Fortunately students of BLHS have all the time in the world to observe and learn.